The Jaco Report: Mayor Lyda Krewson
Feb14

The Jaco Report: Mayor Lyda Krewson

Despite a series of indictments, lawsuits, arrests, and the mysterious killing of one city police officer by another in an alleged game of Russian Roulette, Mayor Lyda Krewson denies that the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department suffers from a culture of corruption. In an interview on The Jaco Report, Krewson said she thinks the department is suffering, instead, from the actions of individual police officers. “I think it’s very...

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The Jaco Report: Police Chief John Hayden
Feb07

The Jaco Report: Police Chief John Hayden

In his first interview since a series of scandals have rocked the St. Louis Police Department, Police Chief John Hayden tells Charles Jaco he’s confident “the truth will eventually come out” in the case of a police officer who was allegedly killed by another officer, reportedly during a game of Russian Roulette.Hayden also says he’s confident in the city’s psychological screening of officers, despite the...

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The Jaco Report: Dave Leipholtz from Better Together
Feb01

The Jaco Report: Dave Leipholtz from Better Together

The Better Together plan that would unify St. Louis city and county into one metro-city of 1.3 million people would get rid of the city’s earnings tax and would not allow city residents to vote for their own “municipal district” mayor and lawmakers, unlike county towns and cities. But Better Together spokesman David Leipholtz tells The Jaco Report that the plan does not discriminate against city residents. Leipholtz says unifying 55...

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The Jaco Report: St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell
Jan24

The Jaco Report: St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell

St. Louis County’s reform-minded new chief prosecutor says he has little interest in convening a new grand jury in the case of Darren Wilson, the white officer whose killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson sparked months of unrest. Wesley Bell, the county’s first African-American prosecuting attorney tells The Jaco Report that his focus instead is on reforms to the bail system, eliminating bail requirements for people...

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The Jaco Report: MO Cannabis Trade Show
Jan17

The Jaco Report: MO Cannabis Trade Show

Missouri’s first medical marijuana trade show and expo comes to Union Station in March, despite concerns that stringent state rules may prevent many Missourians from taking part in the industry. But Jack Cardetti, spokesman for the Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association, tells The Jaco Report that the large number of licenses being granted for dispensaries and greenhouses means ample opportunities for local entrepreneurs to...

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The Jaco Report: Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner
Jan10

The Jaco Report: Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner

St. Louis’s first African-American Circuit Attorney tells the Jaco Report that a culture of lying and cover-ups inside the city police department means she’s refusing to prosecute cases brought to her by officers who are suspected of lying. Kim Gardner says she’s had to dismiss over 90 cases because they were tainted by officers allegedly caught lying in the past.

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